What books boost your mood?

A book a day helps keep the blues away! Do you ever wish you could escape for a while? Does reading help you to feel better?

The Australian Library and Information Association is seeking nominations of books which make us feel good about life. Do you have a favourite uplifting book that you would like to share with others?

To have your say, comment on this post (anonymously if you wish!), or find your favourite book in the library and let us know about it! Include the title, author and if you like, a short quote from the book.

Nominations can be from anyone, and can cover any genre – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays or other works. The top 10 nominated books will be posted on the ALIA website on World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2016, and the list will be used to support the Books on Prescription program.

Steve at Hamilton with his favourite book.

Nominate any book, nothing is too cheesy! Steve at Hamilton with his favourite book.

  1. The Natural history book by the Smithsonian Museum

    ” a window into the remarkable diversity and the natural history of the world around us”

  2. The wonderful story of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl

    Quote: “and he was just about to leave when his eye was caught and held by a book that was quite different to all the others”

  3. Kerri Smith, How to be an explorer of the world : a portable life/art museum.

    On exploring creativity “There are no rules, merely suggestions”

  4. The Third Space by Adam Fraser:

    ” no longer focus of trying to reduce the volume of work but rather look at how we transition between the different tasks, environments and the roles we fulfill… how will you show up?”

  5. My favourite book for Mental Health Month is The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling and Start Laughing by Russ Harris.

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